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## di·men·sion

(dĭ-mĕn′shən, dī-)*n.*

**1.**A measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length.

**2.**often

**dimensions**Extent or magnitude; scope: a problem of alarming dimensions.

**3.**Aspect; element: "He's a good newsman, and he has that extra dimension" (William S. Paley).

**4.**

*Mathematics*

**a.**The least number of independent coordinates required to specify uniquely the points in a space.

**b.**The range of such a coordinate.

**5.**

*Physics*A physical property, such as mass, distance, time, or a combination thereof, regarded as a fundamental measure of a physical quantity: Velocity has the dimension of distance divided by time.

**6.**A realm of existence, as in a work of fiction, that is physically separate from another such realm: "Although it tells a grounded, political story free from aliens and alternate dimensions, the film remains packed to the brim with iconic ... characters." (Conner Schwerdtfeger).

*tr.v.*

**di·men·sioned**,

**di·men·sion·ing**,

**di·men·sions**

**1.**To cut or shape to specified dimensions.

**2.**To mark with specified dimensions.

[Middle English dimensioun, from Latin dīmēnsiō, dīmēnsiōn-,

*extent*, from dīmēnsus, past participle of dīmētīrī,*to measure out*: dī-, dis-,*dis-*+ mētīrī,*to measure*; see mē-^{2}in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]**di·men′sion·al**

*adj.*

**di·men′sion·al′i·ty**(-shə-năl′ĭ-tē)

*n.*

**di·men′sion·al·ly**

*adv.*

**di·men′sion·less**

*adj.*

## dimension

(dɪˈmɛnʃən)*n*

**1.**(

*often plural*) a measurement of the size of something in a particular direction, such as the length, width, height, or diameter

**2.**(

*often plural*) scope; size; extent: a problem of enormous dimensions.

**3.**aspect: a new dimension to politics.

**4.**(Mathematics)

*maths*the number of coordinates required to locate a point in space

**5.**(General Physics)

*physics*

**a.**the product or the quotient of the fundamental physical quantities (such as mass, length, or time) raised to the appropriate power in a derived physical quantity: the dimensions of velocity are length divided by time.

**b.**the power to which such a fundamental quantity has to be raised in a derived quantity

*vb*

(

*tr*)*chiefly***a.**to shape or cut to specified dimensions

**b.**to mark with specified dimensions

[C14: from Old French, from Latin

*dīmensiō*an extent, from*dīmētīrī*to measure out, from*mētīrī*]**diˈmensional**

*adj*

**diˌmensionˈality**

*n*

**diˈmensionally**

*adv*

**diˈmensionless**

*adj*

## di•men•sion

(dɪˈmɛn ʃən, daɪ-)*n.*

**1.**

**a.**a property of space; extension in a given direction: A straight line has one dimension, a parallelogram has two dimensions, and a parallelepiped has three dimensions.

**b.**the generalization of this property to spaces with curvilinear extension, as the surface of a sphere.

**c.**a magnitude that serves to define the location of an element within a given set, as of a point on a line or an event in space-time.

**2.**Usu.,

**dimensions.**

**a.**measurement in length, width, and thickness.

**b.**scope: the dimensions of a problem.

**3.**magnitude; size: Matter has dimension.

**4.**an aspect or factor; side.

**5.**

**dimensions,**bodily measurements.

*v.t.*

**6.**to shape or fashion to the desired dimensions.

**7.**to indicate the dimensions on (a diagram or drawing).

[1375–1425; < Latin

*dīmēnsiō*a measuring, derivative of*dīmētīrī*to measure out =*dī-*di-^{2}+*mētīrī*to measure]**di•men′sion•al,**

*adj.*

**di•men`sion•al′i•ty,**

*n.*

**di•men′sion•al•ly,**

*adv.*

**di•men′sion•less,**

*adj.*

## di·men·sion

(dĭ-mĕn′shən)**1.**

*Mathematics*

**a.**Any one of the three physical or spatial properties of length, area, and volume. In geometry, a point is said to have zero dimension; a figure having only length, such as a line, has one dimension; a plane or surface, two dimensions; and a figure having volume, three dimensions. The fourth dimension is often said to be time, as in the theory of general relativity. Higher dimensions can be dealt with mathematically but cannot be represented visually.

**b.**The measurement of a length, width, or thickness: The dimensions of the window are 2 feet by 4 feet.

**2.**A unit, such as mass, time, or charge, associated with a physical quantity and used as the basis for other measurements, such as acceleration.

## dimension

**Past participle:**dimensioned

**Gerund:**dimensioning

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Noun | 1. | dimension - the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)magnitude - the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea" thickness - the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width tenuity, thinness, slenderness - relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width; "the tenuity of a hair"; "the thinness of a rope" length - the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet" height, tallness - the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top third dimension - the dimension whereby a solid object differs from a two-dimensional drawing of it fourth dimension, time - the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event |

2. | dimension - a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property"concept, conception, construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances lineament, character, quality - a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; "each town has a quality all its own"; "the radical character of our demands" characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics" feature of speech, feature - (linguistics) a distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit that serves to distinguish it from other units of the same kind | |

3. | dimension - one of three Cartesian coordinates that determine a position in spaceCartesian coordinate - one of the coordinates in a system of coordinates that locates a point on a plane or in space by its distance from two lines or three planes respectively; the two lines or the intersections of the three planes are the coordinate axes | |

4. | dimension - magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions"magnitude - the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea" | |

Verb | 1. | dimension - indicate the dimensions on; "These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart"mark - designate as if by a mark; "This sign marks the border" |

2. | dimension - shape or form to required dimensions |

## dimension

*noun*

## dimension

*noun*

The amount of space occupied by something:

Translations

**rozměr**

**dimenze**

**dimension**

**omfang**

**størrelse**

**mõõde**

**ulottuvuus**

**dimensio**

**dimenzija**

**dimenzió**

**ummál**

**寸法**

**치수**

**matmenų**

**matmuo**

**dimensija**

**izmērs**

**dimenzija**

**dimension**

**aspekt**

**มิติ**

**kích thước**

## dimension

[dɪˈmenʃ*ə*n]

*N*

**2.**

**dimensions**(=

*size, scope*) → dimensiones

*fpl*

they did not realize the dimensions of the problem → no se daban cuenta de las dimensiones

*or*de la envergadura

*or*del alcance del problema

## dimension

[dɪˈmɛnʃ^{ə}n daɪˈmɛnʃ

^{ə}n]

*n*

(=

*size, scale*) the dimensions of sth (=*size*) → les dimensions de qch (=*scale*) → l'ampleur de qch (=*length and breadth*) → les dimensions de qch in three dimensions → en trois dimensions

## dimension

[daɪˈmɛnʃ__/ə__n]

*n*(

*size*) → dimensione

*f*, proporzione

*f*(

*Math*) (

*fig*) → dimensione

to add a new dimension to (

*fig*) → dare una dimensione nuova a

## dimension

(diˈmenʃən) , (daiˈmenʃən)*noun*

a measurement in length, breadth, or thickness. The dimensions of the box are 20 cm by 10 cm by 4 cm.

**-dimensional**

of (a certain number of) dimensions. a three-dimensional figure.

## dimension

→ بُعْد rozměr dimension Dimension διάσταση dimensión ulottuvuus dimension dimenzija dimensione 寸法 치수 dimensie dimensjon wymiar dimensão измерение dimension มิติ boyut kích thước 尺寸## di·men·sion

*n.*dimensión, medida de un cuerpo.

## dimension

*n*dimensión

*f*

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